I recently threw out all of our plastic tupperware and replaced it with glass containers. Why? Because plastic is not good for you! ?
This video by Realfoodology explains it all:
- Plastic is full of toxic chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol A). Even if plastic is “BPA free” there are still other chemicals in there that are harmful.
- Plastic leaches into your food and water, especially when you heat it in the microwave.
- It is full of endocrine disruptors, which mess with your hormones. That can lead to:
- More specifically breast cancer because it raises your estrogen levels
So go to the store and buy some glass containers instead! Or mason jars, those are really cute and fairly cheap!
Instead of using plastic cups at coffee shops, for example, buy your own glass tumbler and bring that in. Often times you’ll even get a discount for using your own cup! ☕
There are also reusable sandwich bags that you can use for lunches or storing food, instead of the Ziplock baggies. Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store.
Also, plastic never goes away! It’s horrible for the environment. ?
If you are interested in learning more, Plastic Paradise is a great documentary.
So do yourself and your health a favor, purge the plastic!